I started Boone Technologies in 1993 with a CNC machine in the basement just for fun. I tinkered and made some products like custom oversize chainrings for HPV's and titanium cogs. I ran an ad for titanium cogs in a single bike magazine and was overwhelmed at the response. I had to quit my 9 to 5 job and make bike parts for a living. I had to hire employees and buy another machine. My wife Trish and I decided at the last minute to exhibit at the Interbike show and were amazed at the dealer response; we didn't get to sit down, go to the bathroom, or stop talking the whole time we were there! Photographers for magazines had to make 4 return trips just to get to the booth because there were so many people around! Within months, I had to get a commercial shop and got larger machines. I developed new products such as titanium chainrings, the Helixx bottom bracket, TWIST! cranks, nickel plated aluminum chainrings, and titanium wedding rings. We had distributors in 56 countries all around the world. In 1997, the market slowed down for aftermarket bike products, and I accepted an offer at GT bicycles, with whom I had dealt with on the Olympic super bikes. I programmed their laser that cut the bike tubes. In late 1998, GT was bought by the owners of Schwinn, so I left there before they shut down. We decided to continue on with the titanium rings, and Boone Rings is now located in Georgia and I make the rings full time with Steven Post. Trish and Chrissy handle the paperwork, finances, and shipping. My son Tyler just graduated from Georgia Tech and has joined the company to learn the business. He is also working on our social media presence. The business is doing well and we're having fun creating new products.
Thanks for checking us out. Bruce Boone